Commonwealth Classics

We work on pre-computerized British cars. Whether you call it classic, vintage, or just plain old, we can help you keep it on the road. We specialize in old-fashioned service because we all own classic British cars ourselves. 

We can help you repair, maintain, recommission, or restore the vehicle you care so much about. And, if you want to do it yourself, we can help you obtain the parts and the instructions to get it done.

We are located in close-in Vancouver, serving southwest Washington and the greater Portland metro area. Open from 9:00 to 5:00 weekdays, and any other time by appointment. Drop by and check us out. The coffee is always on.

Outside view of Commonwealth Classics

Get In Touch With Us

Come Visit us at: 1613 East 4th Street Vancouver WA 98661
Or give us a call: (360) 694 7464

    Who We Service

    Philosophy We Strive For

    Our goal is to help the British sports car community enjoy their cars as long as possible by offering maintenance, parts, repair, recommissioning, and restoration of carbureted British cars. We strive to keep the cost affordable, in spite of the fact that these cars are on average, half a century old. Trying to diagnose what might be wrong through all the layers of ‘fixes’ previous owners and shops have done, and deferred maintenance that masks other problems can often take some time. We pledge to work with you to make your favorite car reliable and comfortable to drive.

    We also support the community with our monthly Classics & Coffee event. This is a social event and a flash car show. We serve breakfast goodies, Mimosas, and of course, coffee. Join us every second Saturday 9:00 – 11:00 am for great cars (yours!), great food, and great conversations.


    MG 95%
    Morgan 89%
    Jaguar 97%
    Riley 90%
    Mini 92%
    Land Rover 95%
    Sunbeam 90%
    Bentley 93%
    Rolls Royce 89%
    Morris Minor 92%
    Lotus 94%

    The Crew

    Bob McKee

    Bob McKee

    Having worked on British cars his whole career. He has an eye for detail and high quality workmanship. He genuinely loves his work and Classic British cars are his favorites. Bob has a 1966 Sprite and a 1976 Morgan.

    Bob McNabb

    Bob McNabb

    With 45 (and counting) years’ experience talking to people about British cars. Personable and knowledgeable, Bob is the new owner of Commonwealth Classics. He runs the office, gets the parts, makes the coffee, does the paperwork, and keeps the mechanics and the customers happy. Bob has 5 MGs ranging from a 1951 MGTD to a 1974-1/2 MGBGT V-8, and each one has a story.

    Pete Woodall

    Pete Woodall

    Retired from a full career as a factory trained mechanic for Sunbeam, in England and also GM and Rover in the US. We are fortunate to have him with us as mechanic, teacher, and mentor. Pete has a collection of 3 early ‘50s Sunbeams, a Mini Cooper, and 2 Land Rovers.


    Every second Saturday of the month we host Classics & Coffee from 9 am – 11 am. Bring your classic (not required), talk shop, eat breakfast, meet follow enthusiasts and have fun! No need to make any arrangements prior, just show up!

    Lotus Classics and Coffee